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Should we hold Big Tobacco ethically accountable for what they promote Whether Big Tobacco and their marketing tactics are ethical deserves further examination and affects not only smokers but also many other stakeholders In our attempt to find whether Big Tobacco is taking advantage of unsuspecting people and their justification we try to answer the following questions Are tobacco companies ethically responsible for properly representing products and avoiding harmHow effective is Big Tobacco at increasing the probability of smokingWhat is the economic importance and influence of the tobacco industry on other stakeholdersAre tobacco companies ethically responsible for properly representing products and avoiding harmAny ethical company should always properly represent its products and tell the truth Contrarily Big Tobacco hides many dangers of smoking through deceptive marketing The list of harmful effects is long making smoking the largest preventable cause of early death Martin Big Tobacco unethically hides many alarming facts at the expense of smokers and nonsmokers alike And even though cigarette cartons have small caution labels these small-print warnings are government mandated and only on the wrapper To address this concern former US District Court Judge Gladys Kessler exposed many wrongdoings of tobacco companies in a battle against Big Tobacco Kessler claimed they denied negative health effects and marketed to children along with destroying research and documents that confirmed light cigarettes arent safer than regular cigarettes Whats more a tobacco CEO also said if smoking causes cancer he would shut down his company Carlson That was in 1997 today the companys website admits that smoking causes cancer Ironically the company still operates and sells cigarettes Big Tobacco recognized the perils of smoking for over 50 years yet they hid and denied these facts tobaccofreekidsA unique aspect of smoking is that nonsmokers are also harmed by smoking Former US Surgeon General Richard Carmona claimed theres no safe level of smoking and even brief exposure can harm people Exposure to secondhand smoke raises heart disease and
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